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candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. . hello, thank you for watching the news at noon. >> is adding fuel to his fire with the feud with the nfl firing off aer
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criticizing player protests during the national anthem. inour poll we're asking whether you support players protesting during the national anthem to register your opinion go to or k clicthe vote button in our app. . >> today again criticized players who protest the national anthem. in a series of tweetsthis morning the president said it's about respect for our country. but the issue is bringing players together in an unprecedented way. >> at the end of the day united as one, nobody going to divide us. >> on sunday every team took part in some kind of protest during the national anthem. some players kneeled, some stood with locked arms, some just stayed in the locker room until it was over. >> we're not going to be disrespectful in the anthem so choose not to participate but at the same time many were not going to accept the words of the president.
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>> the players weren't alone. owners including the jacksonville jaguars and the washington redskins joined them on the sidelines during the pregame ceremonies. over theweekend the nfl commissioner issued a statement calling the president's comments divisive and said they demonstrate an unfortunately lack of respect for the nfl. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag get that son of a [bleep] off the field right now. >> he continued to tweet and talk about the protests throughout the weekend. andwhile some fans booed, 2 anthem singers in nashville and day detroit knelt. . >> the results of our poll so far indicate it's a split even decision almost. it's goingback
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between 50-50 right now with 41% say they .50-50 right now with 41% say they support, 49% say no, they side with in the dispute. keep yourcomments coming . well, the redskins released a statement on the protests just before last night's game. itsaid in part the team is proud of the entire redskins community for all they do to give back. it went onto thank everyone in the military especially for protecting the freedom to play football. they continued sayingin that great tradition the washington redskins will work to address divisions and bring unity and respect to our greater community. there was no mentionof the president's comments. . the department of justice and the fbi have opened a federal civil rights investigation into a deadly shooting inside a tennessee church. the alleged gunman is a man with legal u.s.
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who once worshipped at the church. >> police say samson drove this blue suv up to the church left the engine running and got out with 2 pistols. they say heshot and kill smith, a 39-year old mother of 2. >> everyone is looking for why, why, why. >> he allegedly entered the church and walked down the main isle shooting as he moved. hehit and wounded 6 people including the church pastor before he was confronted by a 22 22-year old usher. police sayhe [bleep] stole whipped him and then accidentally shot himself during the scuffle. >> these guys tackled him down. >> authorities say he went outside to his car to get his own registered gun. then wentback into the church to stand guard over the wounded shooter until police arrived.
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>> mr. engle saved countless lives here today. he is at theend of the day the hero in this because we think this could have been much worse in terms of death. >> samson has been charged with one count of murder with additional charges pending. asfor the man who attacked the gunman while he issued a statement saying he does not want to be labeled a hero. hesays the real heroes in this story are police officers, first responders and doctors who helped and helping those affected. . disgraced former congressman one time new york city mayoral candidate weiner is going to jail. he was sentenced to 2121 months in jail today. prosecutors said he did -- he used skype and senate chat. [audio difficulty] destroyed his career in congress, his campaign for mayor and his marriage. the
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the 2016 campaign. he's required to report to prison by november 6th. . puerto rico's governor is calling on the pentagon to provide more help after hurricane devastated much of the island. the majority of people there are still without power 5 days after the storm made landfall. we have morefrom the crowded airport in san juan. . >> reporter: san juan's main airport looks like a shelter, hundreds of people slept on their suitcases. >> it's tough. there's nowhere to lie down. >> reporter: resources are running out, people are growing desperate. >> the food is not enough. thegas is not enough. so everybodyis fighting to get whatever they can. >> reporter: across the area people are waiting in long lines to buy fuel at gas stations. inthe hard hit region hundreds have stood under a cell phone tower searching for a signal to
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let their loved ones know they're okay. on thenorthwestern corner of the island officials worried this 90 year old dam is in danger of breaching after maria dropped more than 15 inches of rain. 70thousand people were warned of flash flooding. >> you've evacuated everyone? >> yes. >> reporter: the mayor says a dam failure would be catastrophic for people living in his city and other towns that rely on this for drinks water. drinking water is so scars in some areas that people have been collecting it on the side of the road. in otherplaces it's everywhere. choking entire neighborhoods. at the san juan airport monday morning it was a sweat box. it's 7 a.m., people are fanning themselves with cardboard. somehaven't had water, there are kids who have been stripped naked and sleeping in strollers as parents fan them. folksdon't want to get out of line because t
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where it is somewhat cooler they're afraid of losing the only thing they have going for them that seems promising, a spot in line. . >> as dire as the situation is puerto rico's governor says they are slowly making progress. power has been restored to the main medical center on the island. . a new travel ban is set to go into effect. the policyprevents most citizens of iran, some i can't, chad and north korea from entering the united states. in addition to thosecountries senior government officials and their families are barred from obtaining none immigrant visas. however, underthe latest restrictions the ban on sudan has been lift. the newrules take effect october 18th. an event for the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11 has raised more than 2 200-0000. thousands of runners
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same journey as fallen 911 hero did. with 60 pounds ofequipment on his back he ran from brook line to the twin towers to help save lives. morethan 30,000 people lined up to retrace his footsteps for a 5k race. >> i come every year. mybrother was a fireman i've seen firefighters from australia, from all over the world. . >> the event raising money to build mortgage free smart homes for service members who were severely injured. there was aparade of pictures of the firefighters who lost their lives on 911. to date the towerpercent foundation has raised an estimated $85 million. . well, it search doesn't feel like fall although we're beginning the first full week of fall.
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. >> up near 90 this afternoon. it's hot and humid and poor air quality. we've got a lot totalk about with your forecast and when if you like to open the windows and let the fall like air to set in i'll tell you when it's going to arrive. mostlysunny, hazy out there right now. 86 at lunch hour today, not only hot, humidity levels are up a bit from over the weekend. allin all it's not the most comfortable afternoon to be outside. look at this heatindex feels like temperature in frederick 93 feeling like 86 in fredericksburg and feels like 90 in cullpepper. if you havesensitive lungs, elderly, youth just don't do exercising outside today during the daytime hours. wait until we get the cool weather heading in. we're underthis bubble of high pressure, this bubble of heat that's been building over the weekend. thenext cold front you can see
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showers ahead of it. we're notgoing to get much rain but look what this is dividing temperatures. 91 in chicago fora high today, can you believe it? 9 in nashville. then on the other side we're in the 50s and 60s. i'll have the latesttrack on hurricane maria and how it will impact parts of the east coast. . still ahead on wusa9 protests aside washington pulled off a remarkable victory over the raiders last night. we havehighlights ahead. . >> plus back in business, key west is welcoming tourists again. those stories and moreahead.
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ralphcandidate for governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs. but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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. redskins defense that was really the story in the victory over the raiders on sunday night. 27-10 the redskins ofcourse get the victory. thedefense forced 3 oakland rarnovers, 0-11 were the s ideron offense for 3rd downs as the skins put their foot down. theyadvanced to 2-1 and visit the chiefs next week well, earlier we asked you whether you support nfl players protest during the national anthem. the results of our pollshow a slight chance 47% say yes you support the league and 53% say you side with in the dispute. we want to continue tohear from you. to register youropinion go to or click the vote button in our app. . senate republicans are pushing forward with their
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newest efforts to repeal and replace obamacare, but the latest version of the legislation is already on life support after a growing number of gop senators say they simply can't support it. . >> reporter: senators graham and cassidy are rushing out their version. >> it is hearted for me to envision getting to yes on this bill. >> reporter: some republicans said over the weekend they can't vote for the current version. senator john mccain says the process is already too rushed while paul says it's too expensive. >> i think what it sets up with a food fight over the formula. what happens when democrats win they're going to try to claw back that money from republican states. . >> reporter: it take most obamacare funding and turns it over to state to definitely their own plan. it deliversmore funding to states like arizona, alaska and
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out. >> is there is a rush because a rule can allow the legislation to pass with a 51% majority expires saturday. after that itwill take at least 60 votes. all dream accurate are expected to vote against the plan. protesters gathered outside of the hearing room where the senate finance committee will hold a hearing on the bill this afternoon. this woman calls the bill a life or death sentence. . >> my life is on the balance in this, and if it bill goes through, that's it. >> reporter: a new poll reveals 20% are in favor of the bill while 52% disapprove. . >> the last attempt to repeal obamacare fell 1 vote short in july. they a
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after hurricane irma. a cruise shipdocked at the town this weekend. it's the official sign the town is open for business again. inaddition to the port key west international airport has reopened for commercial service. officials say most hotels and visitor facilities in key west have recovered, and are resuming normal operations. . but the news is not so positive in north carolina. anevacuation is underway on the outer banks because of hurricane maria. the national hurricanecenter issued a tropical storm warning from cape lookout on the outer banks a watch was in effect from surf city to cape lookout to virginia state line. . earlier you were saying that maria is heading east. thatwould seem to be in favor of the carolinas. >> it's good for us. it's notgoing
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enough to avoid some of the tropical storm force conditions. it'snot going to be worst case scenario. the reason for theevacuations because you have to get to the island by ferry or small plane. they don't wantpeople on the islands just in case something happens. here'sthe satellite image. here's thedeal, maria has been going through the same path that jose went over several days ago. when hurricanes go over these deep ocean waters they do something called upwelling. they take the deep cooler ocean waters, bring it to the surface where the warm waters were and they get churned up to the south. we have cooler oceanwaters. for that reason isstruggling this afternoon versus what it looked like a couple of days ago. it's also encountersome sheer. we still haveplenty of clouds on the eastern side of this, but the western side not looking at healthy. we've got sheer, but nonetheless it's still a category 1 hurricane. it doesn't even take
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to cause damage. let's talk about what's going to happen with maria. there arethose warnings in yellow on outer banks and watches on the south side. the track is slowlymoving north through wednesday morning. at thatpoint it's at its closest approach to the outer banks and curves off toward the east. what's steering maria i want to talk about that because it influences our weather at home. we'll go through futurecast and you can see maria right there this afternoon and into tonight, tomorrow, getting some of the outer bands. we don't see much here in the area. what we dosee though is as maria is moving north here's a cold front coming in. that's the cold front ipointed out about 15 minutes. that will push maria out to sea but bring in fall-like temperatures to our area passing through on thursday. by fridaythat fall air is here. sothat's what we're looking
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forward to across the d.c. area. and it's also good because it's going to push maria out to sea. 90 today, friday 74 degrees. itgets better towards the weekend. today up near 90, here's a look at your 7-day outlook, 86 on wednesday, 71 for saturday. we'll be right back. this season do your holiday shopping on us. introducing the monumental gift shop at mgm national harbor. just use your m life rewards card when you play now through november 7. the more you play, the more gift bucks you'll earn to redeem for monumental gifts like jewelry and electronics. come in today and play to earn your private shopping event for the holidays. play to win. win to shop. the monumental gift shop at mgm national harbor. now through november 7.
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. rival seen hate marching down the street, the sky, is a cry for quality. if i can see it, i know you can see it. .
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>> stevie wonder last night. the stars came out for a free show in support of victims that were hurt during a clash last month between protesters. . >> reporter: a concert was speer headed by the dave matthews band and the lead singer kicked off the show by sharing his love for this community. >> it is a place that took me in, a place where i met my band. charlottesville is a place full of hope and it has a difficult history, but so does so much of the world. thisplace is such a good place. and it's so full of love. and it's so full of hope, . >> reporter: artists included the roots, alabama shakes among others. special guest cold playcame out to surprise concert goers, but perhaps the most
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heyer's more. . >> and raising our voices against hate, and for unity, you help carry on heather's legacy. . >> reporter: tickets for the concert were free but attendees were encouraged to donate to a
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we're still watching hurricane maria, closer to home hot and cooler by the weekend. >> that's it for wusa9 news at noon. we'll be back at 5:00. until then have a great day.
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governor and i sponsored this ad narrator: ed gillespie says dr. ralph northam dot esn'show up? dr. ralph northam was an army doctor and a volunteer medical director at a children's hospice. he passed the virginia law requiring concussion standards for school sports. the smoking ban in restaurants. and dr. northam is working to connect veterans to good paying jobs in virginia. ed gillespie is a washington dc corporate lobbyist. he shows up for whoever pays him.
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>> jack: how's breakfast? >> nikki: it's delicious, but not as good as the one that you made me up at the cabin. >> jack: you inspire my inner james beard. >> nikki: are you saying that i'm your culinary muse? >> jack: i'm saying you inspire a lot of things in me. we should get up there again soon. >> nikki: i'd like that. there's just something so wonderful about that place. it makes me feel alive. it's just...unique. i can't explain it. i feel truly like i can be myself, and i haven't felt that way in a long time. >> jack: have you told victor? >> nikki: no, and i'm not going to because then it would become about him instead of us, and that's the last thing i want.


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